CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN, COACH REGINALD HUFF
Huff is one of the most heralded basketball coaches and players in county history. A Gadsden High alum who graduated in 1984, he went on to play for Gadsden State (where he was the 1985 team MVP and defensive player of the year; he still holds the school record for highest 3-point percentage) and Birmingham Southern, then in the CBA. He helped guide the Tigers to the 1983 state championship as a player. He was a first-team All-State selection in 1984.
As a coach, Huff led Litchfield before taking over the Gadsden City boys program after the Eagles and Tigers merged with Emma Sansom in 2006. For his career, Huff has a record of 479-144 in 23 years.
Under Huff, Litchfield won seven regional championships and was the state runner-up in 1996 and 2002. The Eagles also won five area titles and went 13-3 in regional games, in addition to posting a 31-5 record in 2003, best in school history, with Huff as coach. He has led the Titans to six Elite Eight regional appearances and nine undefeated area championships. Gadsden City has gone 19-9 in regional games under Huff, who also was the founder of and is the pastor at Bride of Christ Worship Center in Attalla.
“It’s a great honor to be a part of this,” he said. “You don’t set out as this being one of your goals, but when people recognize your accomplishments and they award you, it really makes you feel great.”
“What a great honor to be inducted with so many great athletes,” he said if his induction. “I’m honored and privileged to be in this hall.”
Article portions courtesy of The Gadsden Times.